I was idly wondering what franchise in the major US sports leagues (NBA, NHL, MLB, NFL) was the least successful, recently. Obviously, “recently” and “least successful” are both poorly defined in that context.
So… what’s the right question to ask?
Here’s one: What team has gone the longest without winning a postseason series? (Replace “series” with “game” for NFL purposes.) I feel like making the postseason isn’t really an accomplishment for some leagues, but winning a playoff series has to give an awesome feeling of success for a fan.
So, (a) does anyone know the answer to that question, and (b) can anyone suggest a more appropriate question to rank abject failure?